Forty-five years after his last season in baseball, Roberto Clemente memorabilia is on the auction block. As we reported a few weeks ago, several valuable pieces from Clemente’s career will be sold during this year’s All-Star FanFest Auction in Miami.
It’s one of the most significant single-player collections of baseball memorabilia to enter the hobby in many years. Over 300 Clemente items are part of a large, two-part catalog.
Clemente’s 1971 World Series ring, which currently sits at $110,000 through early online bidding, is one of the premier items. His 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates uniform is at $82,500. His World Series MVP award is also being offered in the auction, which will have two days’ worth of live bidding this year, July 10 and 11, with the Clemente memorabilia sold on the day of the All-Star Game.
The collection is being sold by the late Hall of Famer’s family which says it will use the proceeds to help young people in need.
Hunt Auctions’ President David Hunt showed off some of the memorabilia in a visit with Miami’s CBS affiliate:
The live is open for online pre-bidding until Sunday, July 9 at 10pm EST.